Linguistics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD in Linguistics

Why Mason?

George Mason's location provides a multitude of opportunities to apply a well-structured education in linguistics to the teaching of ESL and other languages at all levels. The linguistic diversity of the campus and the surrounding region provides a rich resourse for students who want to engage in second language acquisition (SLA) research.  

Mason is a member of the the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, providing students with library access and the opportunity to attend courses at any of the eleven area campuses where various kinds of linguistic work are being done.  The region is also home to professional organizations such as the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), and the Center for Applied Linguistics.

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